Effect of hot band grain size on development of textures and magnetic properties in 2.0% Si non-oriented electrical steel sheet

K. M. Lee, Moo Young Huh, H. J. Lee, J. T. Park, J. S. Kim, E. J. Shin, O. Engler

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Abstract The effect of hot band grain size on the development of crystallographic texture and magnetic properties in non-oriented electrical steel sheet was studied. After cold rolling the samples with different initial grain sizes displayed different microstructures and micro-textures but nearly identical macro-textures. The homogeneous recrystallized microstructure and micro-texture in the sample having small grains caused normal continuous grain growth. The quite irregular microstructure and micro-texture in the recrystallized sample with large initial grain size provided a preferential growth of grains in <001>//ND and lt;113>//ND which were beneficial for developing superior magnetic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Article number60492
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 15



  • Core loss
  • Grain growth
  • Grain size
  • Magnetic flux density
  • Non-oriented electrical steel
  • Recrystallization
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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